Wiya Swiftlet Cave

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2007 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Micronesian Imperial-pigeon Ducula oceanica VU resident - present A1, A2
Kosrae Fruit-dove Ptilinopus hernsheimi LC resident - present A2
Caroline Swiftlet Aerodramus inquietus LC resident - present A2
Micronesian Myzomela Myzomela rubratra LC resident - present A2
Kosrae White-eye Zosterops cinereus LC resident - present A2
Micronesian Starling Aplonis opaca LC resident - present A2

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2007).

IBA Conservation

IBA conservation assessment
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2007 not assessed medium not assessed
Was the whole site assessed? State assessed by Accuracy of information
no unset -

Pressure (threats to the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Threat level 1 Threat level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Energy production and mining mining and quarrying likely in short term (within 4 years) majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Response (conservation actions taken for the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Protected-area designation Management planning Other conservation action Result
Not assessed Not assessed Not assessed not assessed
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Wiya Swiftlet Cave. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/wiya-swiftlet-cave-iba-micronesia-federated-states-of on 10/12/2023.